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Wayne Allgaier, M.D.

Wayne Allgaier, M.D.

Male 1943 -

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  • Name Wayne Allgaier  [1, 2
    Suffix M.D. 
    Born 19 Feb 1943  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Military Service U.S. Navy 
    Occupation Health Care - M.D. 
    Person ID I4749  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 28 Oct 2014 

    Father Earl Leroy Allgaier,   b. 7 Aug 1908, Kankakee, Kankakee Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1979, Arlington, Arlington Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Esther Jane Carlson,   b. 19 Oct 1915, Yorkville, Kendall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 2003  (Age 87 years) 
    Married Y  [2, 3
    Family ID F1701  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Victoria ("Vicki") Elizabeth Johnson,   b. 1948  (Age 73 years) 
    Married Y  [2
     1. Jonathan Wayne Allgaier,   b. 1969  (Age 52 years)
     2. David Michael Allgaier,   b. 1970  (Age 51 years)
     3. Steven Richard Allgaier,   b. 1972  (Age 49 years)
     4. Kevin Earl Allgaier,   b. 1974  (Age 47 years)
     5. Rebecca ("Becky") Allgaier,   b. 1976  (Age 45 years)
     6. Andrew Jacob Allgaier,   b. 1978  (Age 43 years)
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F1752  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • In their 2007 Christmas note, Wayne and Vicki wrote:
      "Wayne continues to work in his medical practice part time (40 hrs. per week) allowing him time to work as City Councilman and an ordinance worker in the Washington D.C. [LDS] Temple along with Vicki. Vicki continues with volunteer work with LDS Family Services...."

      Dr. Allgaier is a board certified in family practice. He earned his M.D. degree at the George Washington Univ. School of Medicine in 1971.

      The Frederick [MD] News Post (3 Jun 2009):
      By Karen Gardner, News-Post Staff

      Couple leave Brunswick for mission in Finland

      BRUNSWICK [MD] -- Dr. Wayne and Vicki Allgaier are leaving behind a life of service in Brunswick for a life of service as missionaries in Finland.

      For 34 years, Allgaier was Brunswick's resident family doctor, until he retired in August. He has also served as a city councilman for the past three years. Vicki Allgaier has been an active community volunteer. Wayne Allgaier is 66, and Vicki Allgaier is 60.

      But the couple are not leaving Brunswick for good. It is home, and will remain their home base in between their duties as missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They will spend the next 18 months in Finland, where they will serve as missionaries at the LDS temple near Helsinki.

      The Allgaiers had hoped to begin their missionary service after Wayne Allgaier's term on the Brunswick council ended in August 2010. But church leaders asked the Allgaiers to take on the Finland mission, and the couple responded.

      "I was in Finland as a young missionary at 19," Wayne Allgaier said last week by telephone from Utah, where the couple went to be briefed before heading to Finland.

      "Our primary responsibility is to help the temple," he said.

      Mormon temples are sacred. Most church services take place in chapels, like the LDS chapel in Frederick. The closest temple is in Washington.

      "The temple is not open to the public or even members," he said. Church members must be recommended to be admitted to LDS temples. They must be church members for at least a year, and fully committed to church tenets.

      "Wayne and I have been working in the Washington, D.C., temple, doing the same kind of work we will be doing in Finland," Vicki Allgaier said.

      They will be presiding over temple marriages. In the temple, marriages are "sealed," or performed with the promise they will last into eternity. Couples who have been married outside the temple have the opportunity to have their marriages sealed.

      "By virtue of that, it makes us take this idea of marriage carefully," Vicki Allgaier said.

      The Allgaiers were married in the Salt Lake City Mormon Temple on Christmas Day 1968. Wayne Allgaier was on his semester break, and the couple had the blessings of their parents.

      "Wayne and I knew that was what we wanted," Vicki Allgaier said.

      After college, Wayne Allgaier served as a Navy physician. Following his Navy service, they looked for a place to raise their family. The couple grew up in the Washington area, and Brunswick seemed like the right community.

      The couple had three children when they moved to Brunswick, and three more after arriving in the community. One son is a physician with his father's former practice. The couple have 24 grandchildren, with one more expected later this year.

      The couple visited Finland briefly during a trip to Europe last year to meet some Allgaier cousins.

      "There were people there who remembered my husband," Vicki Allgaier said. "He made a very good impression."

      They describe the Finns as solid, down-to-earth and a little bit reserved, "until they get to know you," Vicki Allgaier said.

      "It's a bit like Brunswick," her husband added.

      The Allgaiers will live in an apartment next to the Helsinki temple. They will work with the 4,500 LDS members in Finland. They will also work with church members in much of Russia and the Baltic republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. They have been learning to speak Finnish with a telephone tutor over the past couple of months.

      When they return to Brunswick in December 2010, they plan a return to community activities. Wayne Allgaier said the couple may do a medical mission in the future, "if the church calls us to serve."

  • Sources 
    1. [S293] Allgaier, Wayne, Wayne Allgaier, "Family Group Record", (Wayne Allgaier : 14 Jul 2001).

    2. [S283] Allgaier, Glen|, Glen Allgaier, "Croushorn Descendants Chart" (unpublished; printed Apr. 2001), and Emails & letters, (Glen Allgaier, 2455 Buckingham Pl, Brookfield, WI 53045;

    3. [S318] Allgaier-Carlson, Allgaier-Carlson Family Newsletter, (Arlington, VA 22207 : 1967).